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Old September 1st, 2016, 05:17 PM
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I'm installing new bearings when I do a disc brake conversion. What to the consensus of wheel bearing grease. AutoZone stocks Mobil 1 Synthetic and Lucas Red N' Tacky. They have about the same specs. At this moment I'm planning or running wet hubs but I may stay stock.
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Old September 1st, 2016, 05:37 PM
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Both are very respected products. In this instance you couldn't go wrong with either.
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I'm installing new bearings when I do a disc brake conversion. What to the consensus of wheel bearing grease. AutoZone stocks Mobil 1 Synthetic and Lucas Red N' Tacky. They have about the same specs. At this moment I'm planning or running wet hubs but I may stay stock.
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I just use the "bucket" of Valvoline red grease you get at Napa, and has been fine. FYI...if you're running wet hubs, grease is really a bit of a moot point since it'll get all mixed up with the 90W anyhow and won't last/stay long in the bearings anyhow (I do still recommend you pack them up even if running wet hubs, can never have enough lube!).
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I use std. dyno stuff. I have 2 types.
One can I have, and it's old, looks like dull snot & seems almost fibrous as I pull a wad of it out of the can.
The other is dark, almost black and very smooth and sticky.

I always put some extra in there thinking that maybe centrifugal forces & heat will give a little extra to the bearings.
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Thanks! The first tub I picked up said not to be used with vehicles with disc brakes. I'll either get the tub of Mobil 1 or hit up NAPA in the morning.
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You got me thinking about the disc brake thing, checked both if mine neither are for disc brakes, thousands of miles later and I just put all new discs on a few thousand miles ago.

Well, here's Google's disc brake grease search
https://www.google.com/#q=disc+brake...bearing+grease
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I'm installing new bearings when I do a disc brake conversion. What to the consensus of wheel bearing grease. AutoZone stocks Mobil 1 Synthetic and Lucas Red N' Tacky. They have about the same specs. At this moment I'm planning or running wet hubs but I may stay stock.
Thanks and here is the mandatory Grease video:


I've been using Lucas X-tra heavy duty grease...most auto stores carry it as well as Walmart. Ike Goss swears by SIG-3000 grease but I couldn't find a local supplier.
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